|Author||Henry Cloud; John Townsend|
Some parenting books offer a by-the-numbers and keep-the-rules approach to raising and disciplining children. But Raising Great Kids offers a flexible, compassionate, and effective way to raise kids. From the moment parents cuddle their infants to the day they wave good-bye to their high school graduates, raising children is a complex and often bewildering task. Every expert has a different opinion on how to discipline children so they will be polite, loving, and able to function as mature adults. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend avoid the twin extremes of permissiveness and repression.
The authors of the award-winning Boundaries now offer parents a sensible, biblical, and proven parenting plan that takes them from the newborn to teenage years. Raising Great Kids recognizes that parenting is not just intellectual work--it also demands emotional maturity and spiritual wisdom. It's a job as individualized as each child. So instead of taking a one-size-fits-all approach to parenting, this book enables moms and dads to be creative and compassionate, instilling character in their children without sacrificing the sense of love and security every child needs. In conjunction with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers International), the authors have written this book in response to the growing need for a parenting resource that includes both developmental and spiritual perspectives. Written by two licensed clinical psychologists who have worked in private family practice for over 20 years, this guide helps today's parents raise their kids into tomorrow's mature, loving, and productive adults.